Astrobiology ASTBIO-502, Autumn Qtr
Papers for review in Class (usually on Thursdays)
Wk 1: Hartman & McKay (1995) Planet. Space Sci.. Oxygenic photosynthesis and the oxidation state of Mars. , 43, 123-128.
Wk 2: Methane on Mars. We will review: Mumma et al. (2009) Strong release of methane on Mars in Northern Summer 2003, Science 323, 1041-1054. (Note also their supplementary materials.)
I also suggest easier-to-read background material: The mystery of methane on Mars and Titan, Atreya (2007) Sci. Am.
Sessions et al. (2009) The Continuing Puzzle of the Great Oxidation Event.
Trainer et al. (2006) Organic haze on Titan and the Early Earth
Allen et al. (2008) Sedimentary challenge to Snowball Earth
Sleep and Bird (2007) Pre-photosynthetic biospheres
Xiong (2006). Photosynthesis: What color was its origin?
Thanksgiving: A Review of Turkey Life and Death.
Hansen et al. (2009) Biological calorimetry and the thermodynamics of the origination and evolution of life.
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